Shelbourne Ladies rose to the summit of the Continental Tyres Women’s National League with a 4-1 Dublin derby victory over Peamount United on Saturday night.
Alex Kavanagh opened the scoring for Shels in a tight first half after racing into the box and firing home Siobhan Killeen’s through ball.
Leanne Kiernan doubled Shels' lead two minutes later, heading Noelle Murray’s cross past goalkeeper Naoise McAloon.
Amber Barrett pulled one back for Peamount on 32 minutes, racing onto a loose ball and chipping the ball over the advancing Amanda McQuillan before heading the dropping ball into the net.
McQuillan made two saves to deny Barrett a second-half equaliser before Shels captain Pearl Slattery headed Shels 3-1 up on 74 minutes.
Killeen sealed the victory for Shels two minutes later with a left-footed finish. Shels move to 14 points, two clear of Peamount.
Elsewhere, Jess Gleeson’s stoppage-time winner sealed a third win of the season for Wexford Youths WFC in Bishopstown on Sunday afternoon against Cork City WFC.
Cork took the lead with 15 minutes on the clock, Ciara Desmond’s cross coming off a Wexford player and ending up in the back of the net.
There was no letting up from the champions in a game that swung from end to end with Maria Delahunty equalising five minutes before half-time - her second goal of the season.
Wexford captain Kylie Murphy received her marching orders 20 minutes from the end, though there was still enough time for Gleeson to race behind the Cork defence and seal a last-minute victory.
Wexford move into fourth place four points behind leaders Shelbourne Ladies.
Shelbourne Ladies FC 4-1 Peamount United
Cork City WFC 1-2 Wexford Youths WFC